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The Tennnessee House GOP Review


The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house.

Immigration measures see passage

Republicans scored two major victories this week as two measures that will combat illegal immigration passed out of subcommittees and will now be heard before a full committee. Republicans have supported the legislation for several years, dating back to the “Tennessee Trust” initiative House Republicans proposed in 2006 as a “contract” with voters.

English in the Workplace

The “Protecting English in the Workplace,” or House Bill 480, legislation was overwhelmingly approved this week by the Employee Affairs Subcommittee, with Republicans praising the bi-partisan nature of the committee. The bill sponsor said he believes there is a pressing need for the legislation, which would clarify that it is not against the law for businesses to require that English be spoken on the job. «Read the rest of this article»

House Democrats stop bill that would infringe on voting rights of elderly and disabled


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(NASHVILLE) – This week, Tennessee House Democrats were instrumental in stopping two pieces of tough legislation that had the potential to negatively impact Tennesseans all across the state.

“The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy in America, and we must continue to protect that right at all cost,” State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville). “Today we stopped bad legislation.”

House Bill 639 would have required a voter to present photographic identification in order to have the right to vote. Currently, Tennesseans are required to pay directly for photo identification in the state.

In the committee, some members had concerns that in tough economic times, affected groups like those on fixed incomes or unemployment may not be able to purchase or renew their identification. There were also concerns about those Tennesseans who are not required to have photo identification like the disabled or the elderly. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU celebrates Obama’s first 100 days


Austin Peay State University LogoIn commemoration of President Barack Obama’s 100th day in office on April 29, the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, the Goldsmith Press in the Department of Art and the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center will conduct a parade through the APSU campus and surrounding areas.

The event will occur at noon, Thursday, April 30, the day after Obama’s 100th day in office. The parade will begin with a walk through campus and around the perimeter of the college and will end with a unique recitation of the inaugural address in front of the Browning Building at 1 p.m.  Refreshments will be provided by the African American Cultural Center. «Read the rest of this article»

Bill to control puppy mills in Tennessee Senate


Tennessee Puppy Mill RaidWe have an opportunity to stop puppy mills in Tennessee. Currently before the Tennessee Senate is the Commercial Breeder Act (HB0386/SB258). Please voice your support to Montgomery County State Senator Tim Barnes.

We need to make our voices heard. We cannot continue to see Puppy Mill after Puppy Mill raided on the TV news. We must urge our State Legislators to support this Bill. Please highlight in your emails and telephone calls that Puppy Mills trade in domestic animals and currently have little if any regulation. There have been several puppy mill busts recently and it is time as a community to make a stand against this. It is expensive to the state; to the residents and obviously dangerous and harmful to the animals. «Read the rest of this article»

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Four APSU art seniors present ‘CMYK’ graphic design show


Austin Peay State University Logo In the world of printmaking, the acronym, CMYK, is an abbreviation for the colors – cyan, magenta, yellow and black – that often are mixed together to produce more colors.

But for four graphic design majors from Austin Peay State University, “CMYK is the title of their senior design exhibit, with each letter coming from the names of the student artists.

Colleen Linder (C), April M. Stilwell (M), Ryan Sample (Y) and Sara K. Neuhart (K) are presenting their show unti May 3 in the APSU Trahern Gallery. Gallery hours for viewing the exhibition are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and from noon-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The viewing is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art.



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